|Harvey Milk's Last Words|
Harvey Milk's last words, delivered posthumously, recorded in case of his assassination... excerpted from The Life and Times of Harvey Milk.
Keywords: Harvey Milk; last words; Gay
Downloads: 23,113 (2 reviews)
|Bike Mural - Chris Carlsson|
Artist Mona Caron describes the meaning of her mural along the newly christened Duboce Bikeway.
Keywords: murals; Duboce Bikeway; Mona Caron
Downloads: 1,903 (1 review)
|Herb Mills on Containerization - Chris Carlsson|
Herb Mills, former secretary-treasurer of Local 10 ILWU, describes the role of containerization in the global economy.
Keywords: containerization; longshoring; globalization
Downloads: 3,571 (1 review)
|Fleet Week 2011 - Matthew Chong|
A medley of images from Fleet Week in San Francisco by Matthew Chong
Keywords: Fleet Week; militarism; patriotism; San Francisco
Downloads: 755 (1 review)
|They Back-Doored Us|
It depicts the Art Attack staged on Friday, June 18, 1999 called "Wall Street West is All Tied Up!" which happened on Montgomery Street between California and Pine Streets at apx. 12:25 p.m.
Downloads: 2,056 (1 review)
Ferlinghetti in his Potrero Hill home in 1965, ruminating on San Francisco
Keywords: Ferlinghetti; Potrero Hill; poetry
Downloads: 3,902 (3 reviews)
|San Francisco celebrates VE Day 1918|
Newsreel footage from the Market Street celebration of the end of WWI in San Francisco, 1918.
Keywords: WWI; San Francisco; 1918
Downloads: 19,095 (5 reviews)
|Redevelopment and ILWU - California Newsreel|
excerpted from a one-hour documentary called "Redevelopment: A Marxist Analysis", this clip shows the frustration of the retired longshoremen in the Yerba Buena project area when ILWU president Harry Bridges failed to support their struggle against displacement.
Keywords: Redevelopment; ILWU; Harry Bridges
Downloads: 1,445 (2 reviews)
West Portal tunnel under construction, Portola Drive cutting through empty surrounding hillsides.
Keywords: West Portal; Portola Drive; Sutro Forest
Downloads: 3,792 (2 reviews)
|Tom Mooney in San Quentin - Mooney Defense|
Tom Mooney, filmed by his defense team in San Quentin, appeals for a new trial or a death sentence, rather than the endless years in jail... he had already been in jail for 16 years. Excerpt from "The Strange Case of Tom Mooney".
Keywords: Tom Mooney; San Quentin; Preparedness Day
Downloads: 1,881 (1 review)
|Pickups at Finocchio's - Chris Carlsson|
Harry Hay describes the pickup scene at the North Beach bar Finocchio's in the early 1930s.
Keywords: Harry Hay; Finocchio's; gay dating
Downloads: 3,070 (1 review)
|First Female to swim Golden Gate|
Hazel Lagenour, first woman to swim across the Golden Gate, in 1911, provided courtesy Bill Pickelhaupt.
Keywords: First swim; Golden Gate; Hazel Lagenour
Downloads: 3,434 (1 review)
|Critical Mass police attack - Biker-X|
footage of the chaotic July 1997 ride in which Mayor Brown unleashed the police to attack bicyclists.
Keywords: bicycles; Critical Mass; police riot
Downloads: 6,233 (1 review)
|Cliff House from Ocean Beach|
3 seconds of the Cliff House from Ocean Beach, people milling about on the beach in the foreground.
Keywords: Cliff House; Ocean Beach; 1900
Downloads: 2,683 (1 review)
|We Won't Go Back - Bay Area Coalition Against Operation Rescue|
excerpted from a documentary prepared by the Bay Area Coalition Against Operation Rescue, showing the battles that took place in the late 1980s between anti-abortion direct action groups like OR, and women who defended clinics against them.
Keywords: abortion; women; Operation Rescue
Downloads: 6,093 (1 review)
|White Night Riot|
Riot and destruction at City Hall in the wake of the slap-on-the-wrist manslaughter verdict against Dan White, murderer of Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone.
Keywords: riot; White Night; Harvey Milk
Downloads: 20,644 (1 review)
|The Farm - Kathy Katz and Mike Kavanaugh|
An excerpt from a 45-minute documentary about The Farm, the remarkable rural oasis under the freeways in San Francisco from 1974-1986, an autonomous zone that housed farm animals, rehearsal and performance space, theater and punk rock...
Keywords: Farm; San Francisco; 1970s
Downloads: 12,374 (8 reviews)
|Pie Fight 1969 - Christian Bruno and Sam Green|
The 1969 San Francisco International Film Festival opens on the steps of City Hall, but is unexpectedly attacked by independent filmmakers with pies. This footage was long-lost and then found and made into a movie in the late 1990s.
Keywords: Film Festival; 1969; Pie Fight
Downloads: 8,645 (3 reviews)
scenes of Japanese-Americans being shipped out of the Fillmore on their way to "internment".
Keywords: Japanese Internment; WWII; war crimes
Downloads: 6,489 (2 reviews)
Fatty Arbuckle and one of his adoring dames, posing for the publicity cameras of the PPIE in 1915.
Keywords: Fatty Arbuckle; PPIE; 1915
Downloads: 5,766 (2 reviews)
|Soap Box Derby - Chris Carlsson|
The San Francisco Illegal Soapbox Society conducted races on Bernal Heights for years, and still does at unpredictable times.
Keywords: Soapbox Derby; Bernal Heights; underground culture
Downloads: 3,101 (2 reviews)
|Gay Sex before Zippers - Chris Carlsson|
Harry Hay describes gay sex when BVD's were still predominant underwear, before zippers in the 1930s... men would meet at Presidio guardhouse and go into the bushes.
Keywords: Presidio; Gay Sex; Harry Hay
Downloads: 88,250 (10 reviews)
Mud people descend on downtown San Francisco... the only rules? No walking and no talking! Merry mayhem ensues.
Keywords: mud people; financial district; anarchy
Downloads: 8,686 (5 reviews)
|Preparedness Day cartoon|
Animation dramatizing the choice between "prosperity" and "anarchy, sedition, and lawlessness" in 1916
Keywords: Tom Mooney; Preparedness Day; bomb
Downloads: 6,383 (3 reviews)
|Arrests at HUAC in City Hall|
scenes of students being washed down rotunda stairs in SF City Hall during mass arrests at HUAC hearings, May 1960.
Keywords: HUAC; protests; City Hall
Downloads: 7,178 (2 reviews)
|Herb Mills on the old waterfront - Chris Carlsson|
Herb Mills, former secretary-treasurer of ILWU Local 10, describes the lost landscape and culture of the old waterfront in San Francisco.
Keywords: waterfront; ILWU; working class culture
Downloads: 1,307 (1 review)
|Shaping SF opening 1998 - Jim Swanson|
Original opening animation for Shaping San Francisco CD-ROM in 1998.
Keywords: San Francisco; animation; Jim Swanson
Downloads: 648 (1 review)
|Under the Piers - Chris Carlsson|
canoeing under the piers along San Francisco's waterfront.
Keywords: waterfront; Piers; canoe
Downloads: 1,104 (1 review)
|Sea Lions at Pier 39 - Chris Carlsson|
Sea Lions cavort on piers facing San Francisco's Pier 39.
Keywords: Sea Lions; Pier 39; Tourism
Downloads: 2,194 (1 review)
|Harry Hay on 34 Funeral - Chris Carlsson|
Harry Hay describes the scene along Market Street on July 9, 1934 as strikers tore hats from bankers and kept their own security.
Keywords: Harry Hay; 1934 Strike; Funeral
Downloads: 1,675 (1 review)
|Mayor Angelo Rossi on Strike|
Mayor Angelo Rossi appeals to San Franciscans to allow business to proceed, while most of the city is on strike in July 1934.
Keywords: Mayor Rossi; General Strike; 1934
Downloads: 2,055 (1 review)
|Key Trains on Bay Bridge|
brief excerpt from a documentary on the Key System, which once ran trains across the Bay Bridge.
Keywords: Key System; Ferry Building; Bay trains
Downloads: 4,829 (1 review)
Excerpt from the ACLU's "Operation Correction" in which they took an anti-communist propaganda film paid for by the U.S. gov't. and added a new soundtrack explaining what really happened at the May 1960 HUAC hearings in San Francisco.
Keywords: HUAC; 1960; ACLU
Downloads: 1,894 (1 review)
|Panama-Pacific International Exposition|
panoramic view of the PPIE on San Francisco's northern edge, 1915, as broadcast in a 1930s newsreel.
Keywords: PPIE; World's Fairs; Marina District
Downloads: 3,393 (1 review)
|Lands End train ride|
Sped-up trip eastward along the old Sutro Steam railroad from Cliff house back towards the then-empty Golden Gate.
Keywords: Golden Gate; Lands End; railroad
Downloads: 6,147 (1 review)
|General Strike newsreel 1 - Bert Gould|
Original Pathe News newsreel footage describing the unfolding General Strike in breathless and fearsome tones.
Keywords: Big Strike; 1934; newsreel
Downloads: 5,411 (1 review)
Silent footage of picketers marching through the streets and attacking a scab-driven streetcar at Haight and Buchanan during violent 1917 streetcar strike.
Keywords: Streetcar strike; URR; 1917
Downloads: 6,128 (1 review)
|Crowds at Ocean Beach|
Turn of the 19th century crowds at Ocean Beach
Keywords: Ocean Beach; Cliff House; 1900
Downloads: 7,726 (1 review)
silent footage of strikers marching, parading along waterfront, cops on horseback, scenes of the Embarcadero
Keywords: waterfront strike; longshoremen; 1934
Downloads: 4,369 (1 review)
|Gulf War protests - Paper Tiger TV West|
scenes from demonstrations against the 1991 Gulf War in San Francisco.
Keywords: Gulf War I991; civic center; anti-war protests
Downloads: 4,623 (1 review)
|Fleet Week - Peace Navy|
excerpt from documentary on Fleet Week created by the Peace Navy as part of their campaign against the event.
Keywords: Peace Navy; Fleet Week; anti-militarism
Downloads: 2,482 (4 reviews)
|Feast Day Procession Potrero Hill|
footage of Catholic Feast Day parade on Potrero Hill, April 25, 1937.
Keywords: Potrero Hill; Parade; Feast Day
Downloads: 3,025 (2 reviews)
Footage taken about a month after the massive earthquake and fire of 1906.
Keywords: Earthquake; Fire; 1906
Downloads: 13,987 (5 reviews)
|Shiva in GG Park - John Fulbright|
How a shrine to Shiva emerged in Golden Gate Park in the form of a cement pylon.
Keywords: Shiva; Golden Gate Park; religion
Downloads: 1,644 (4 reviews)
|Critical Mass 3rd birthday - Chris Carlsson|
Scenes from the chaotic 3rd birthday Critical Mass bike ride in San Francisco
Keywords: Critical Mass; bicycles; San Francisco
Downloads: 2,580 (2 reviews)
|Processed World street vending|
Lucius Cabins, Helen Highwater and Linda Thomas hawking Processed World magazine at Market and Montgomery in the summer of 1982.
Keywords: Processed World; financial district; dissent
Downloads: 855 (1 review)
|Herb Mills on the Hiring Hall - Chris Carlsson|
Herb Mills, former secretary-treasurer of ILWU Local 10, describes the importance of the Hiring Hall to the culture and politics of longshoring.
Keywords: ILWU; hiring hall; longshoremen
Downloads: 2,091 (1 review)
|Corruption in Local 2 - Mary Ellen Churchill|
A rank and file member of Local 2 denounces the rampant corruption and anti-democratic practices of the union leadership under Joe Belardi.
Keywords: Union democracy; rank and file; corruption
Downloads: 1,644 (1 review)
|Sandinistas in SF - Mary Ellen Churchill|
Alejandro Murguia, who fought in the 1978 Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, describes the role San Francisco played in the uprising.
Keywords: Sandinistas; Nicaragua; Bernal Heights
Downloads: 2,951 (1 review)
Before occupational health and safety, this is how excavation was done. A steam shovel is digging a tunnel for the SF Muni, c. 1917.
Keywords: steam shovel; digging tunnels; excavation
Downloads: 3,760 (1 review)